noun, often attributive
pro·​mo | \ ˈprō-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce promo (audio) \
plural promos

Definition of promo

: a promotional announcement, blurb, or appearance

Examples of promo in a Sentence

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The deal is available at stores and for orders placed online with promo code SMOOTHIE. Leada Gore |,, "National Smoothie Day 2019: Best deals, discounts and freebies," 21 June 2019 Legere said the promo will be available beginning on Saturday, September 15. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Breaking down the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max’s pre-order situation," 14 Sep. 2018 Nia Jax’s post-match promo after her victory over Alexa Bliss was more meaningful than the match. Justin Barrasso,, "Five Biggest Takeaways From WWE's Backlash," 7 May 2018 Sinclair Vice President of News Scott Livingston disputed claims that the promo was promoting Trump's agenda, contending that the message positions Sinclair stations as a reliable information source. Stephen Battaglio,, "Backlash grows over Sinclair Broadcast Group's 'must-run' conservative content on local TV stations," 5 Apr. 2018 But Sinclair’s anti-media promos are hardly an aberration. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "Sinclair Broadcast Group, the pro-Trump, conservative company taking over local news, explained," 3 Apr. 2018 The sale is currently available on, and ticket prices will be automatically discounted for you at checkout—no promo code needed. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Amtrak is Having a Crazy Father’s Day Sale With Tickets for as Little as $22," 14 June 2019 With an order of $10 or more, get your extra cheese by using the promo code SAYCHEESE claim your free burger. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, "All The Places You Can Get Free Food For National Cheese Day Today," 5 June 2019 From Sunday, June 2 to Thursday, June 6, the Japanese skin-care brand will be offering 15 percent off its entire online inventory with the promo code SUMMER19. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "Tatcha Is Celebrating Summer With a Rare Sitewide Sale on All Its Products," 2 June 2019

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First Known Use of promo

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for promo

short for promotional

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The first known use of promo was in 1946

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English Language Learners Definition of promo

informal : something (such as an announcement, a brief film, or an appearance) that is used to advertise or promote something (such as a new book or movie)

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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